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VIDEO: Does Medicare Lung Screen Coverage Fall Short? Discussants: Claudia Henschke PhD, MD; Robert "Chip" Gilkeson, MD; Dan Raz, MD

shortchanges seniors on the promise of early detection...The age limit of 74 proposed for coverage of annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening in high-risk individuals was the major point of contention for Claudia Henschke...Paperwork hurdles for patients
MedPage Today
added Nov 12, 2014 11:54
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Postop RT Boosts Survival in NSCLC

Postoperative radiation therapy conferred a significant survival advantage for patients with non-small cell lung cancer...The principal reason for inoperability was pulmonary in 62.0% of the patients and smoking in 18.3%.
MedPage Today
added Nov 12, 2014 11:00

Expert Opinion: Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening

We reached out to lung cancer experts and a diverse group of healthcare professionals for their reactions.
MedPage Today
added Nov 12, 2014 10:57
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[UK] Brave Birtley health campaigner Michelle Barthram loses battle with lung cancer

A brave mum who spent the last few months of her life urging people to quit smoking has lost her battle with lung cancer. Michelle Barthram, from Birtley, Gateshead, died of a condition associated with small-cell lung cancer only a year after being diagn
Newcastle Evening Chronicle/Chronicle Live (uk)
added Nov 11, 2014 09:25

[Louisiana] Conference about tobacco to mark 75th anniversary of 1939 publication linking tobacco, cancer

Ochsner Health System is holding a conference about tobacco to honor the 75th anniversary of its founder's groundbreaking publication linking lung cancer to smoking...Ochsner and Michael DeBakey first suggested such a link in 1939, in a journal called "Su
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 11, 2014 05:29

Cigarette smoking increases risk of developing second smoking-associated cancer

smoking prior to the first diagnosis of lung (stage I), bladder, kidney or head and neck cancer increases risk of developing a second smoking-associated cancer. This is the largest study to date exploring risk of second cancers among current smokers.
added Nov 11, 2014 05:27

Medicare Proposes Paying for Lung Cancer Screenings for Older Longtime Smokers

Medicare will cover annual screenings for lung cancer for older Americans with long histories of heavy smoking, the federal government said Monday in a proposal that would cover an estimated four million people, many of whom are at greatest risk for the d
New York Times
added Nov 10, 2014 23:21

Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Could Be Cost Effective According to Dartmouth Study Finding Can Inform Debate over Early Cancer Detection Method

Dartmouth researchers say lung cancer screening in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) meets a commonly accepted standard for cost effectiveness as reported in the Nov. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. This relatively new screening tes
PR Newswire
added Nov 11, 2014 15:36

ACR: Medicare Lung Cancer Screening Coverage A Lifesaver for Seniors

Medicare coverage provides access to care for seniors and will help physicians save thousands of lives each year from the nation's leading cancer killer," said Ella Kazerooni, M.D., FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Lung Cancer Screening Co
PR Newswire
added Nov 11, 2014 15:35

[Louisiana] Healthcare Professionals from across the U.S. Set to Attend First Ochsner Conference on Tobacco

ealth care professionals from across the U.S. will travel to New Orleans on Friday, November 14, 2014, to attend the first Alton Ochsner Conference on Tobacco...The conference will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the late Dr. Alton Ochsner and his gro
Ochsner Health System
added Nov 11, 2014 11:19
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